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This strand of videos discusses the communication and relational factors essential to the success of any initiative. Each video includes relevant resources to guide further exploration of these topics.

  • Leading Change
    By articulating a clear vision for change, instructional leaders foster a culture focused on alignment between curriculum, instruction, assessment, and standards.
  • Engaging Stakeholders
    Engaging families and communities and ensuring the equitable provision of services are both essential for students to learn and thrive.

  • Building Teams
    Guidelines for building teams with a clear, specific focus on student learning and accomplishing intended outcomes.
  • Communicating Change


Leading Change

  • Fostering a climate in which the school community works collaboratively
  • Communicating frequently with stakeholders and providing multiple opportunities for feedback
  • Balancing needed change and organizational stability

Running Time: 4:55 minutes

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Topics

  • Effective Communication
  • Organization Stability

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  • Implementation Drivers: Assessing Best Practices External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 25-Sep-2015)
    This document offers tools to measure implementation progress and assess to relationships among the components that enable a program’s success. An excerpt from the document: “Reliable and valid measures of implementation components are essential to planning effective implementation supports [and] assessing progress toward implementation capacity.”
  • Effective Meeting Facilitation: the Sine Qua Non of Planning External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    This resource provides step-by-step guidance for facilitators of meetings: preparation for a meeting, preparing an agenda, planning specific activities to support the planning process, orchestrating the meeting, facilitation techniques and handling conflict.
  • Leadership Planning Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
    This resource describes ten key components to implementing the Common Core State Standards in a school district and provides guidance for districts in each phase of the transition to new standards: awareness, transition, implementation and continuous improvement.

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Engaging Stakeholders

  • Clear, welcoming communication
  • All stakeholders to work and learn as a team
  • Parent and community engagement is an ongoing process that pays off

Running Time: 7:17 minutes

Video Resources

Topics

  • Strategies to Engage Stakeholders
  • Benefits of Engaging the School Community

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  • Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 11-Feb-2015)
    This guidebook documents the skills, training, and competencies that go into a successful convening designed for convening planners and change agents interested in harnessing the potential of collective intelligence through in-person convening. Determine whether or not to host a convening; Clarify a purpose for the convening that shapes all other decisions; Build an effective team; Curate an experience; Ensure follow through for impact. A related video and companion materials External link opens in new window or tab. to this document are available.
  • The Power of Parents: Research Underscores the Impact of Parent Involvement in Schools External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 03-Feb-2015)
    This report presents a review of the vast research on the value and impact of parent engagement on their child’s academic performance, especially as it relates to the California experience. The report offers highlights of research findings, information on LCFF’s priority for parent involvement, and numerous resources to support schools with implementing best practices to increase parent engagement.
  • Effective Teaching Brochure External link opens in new window or tab.
    Parent-friendly tool that educates families about the importance of effective teaching and quality learning environments. The guide also helps families understand how to engage in advocacy efforts related to effective teaching. The guide is available in Spanish and English.
  • Strategies for Community Engagement in School Turnaround External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    A report that examines the role of community engagement strategies and provides a description of recommended initiatives.
  • A Parent’s Guide to School Funding External link opens in new window or tab.
    A parent-friendly overview of the LCFF priority areas and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) process focusing on key information parents need to know and recommended questions parents can ask the school district.
  • The ABCs of Parent Involvement External link opens in new window or tab.
    15-minute video that discusses ways—and shows examples—to empower parents to become involved in and work alongside school administration to improve education for all students.
  • Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts External link opens in new window or tab.
    The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through high school. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

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Building Teams

  • Strong leadership teams are crucial to support the implementation of new plans and initiatives.
  • Follow a member selection process with clear criteria.
  • Maintain interest and encourage member participation during meetings.
  • Facilitators play a crucial role in the success of the team’s work.

Running Time: 6:24 minutes

Video Resources

Topics

  • Selecting team members.
  • Conducting effective meetings.

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Related Resources

  • Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 15-Jul-2015)
    This blueprint for authentic stakeholder engagement captures the input and refinement from numerous special education organizational leaders, administrators, and school psychologists. The result is a set of guidelines structured around habits of interaction, elements of interaction, and depth of interaction. Also included in this document are informative lessons learned, as well as tools and learning activities specifically developed to clarify meaning and generate ideas.
  • How to Lead Effective Meetings External link opens in new window or tab. (Posted 15-Jul-2015)
    These focused sets of guidelines are intended for academic leaders to design and lead more effective meetings. The provided tools and approaches can help make the meetings for which you are responsible both productive and meaningful. Not only are there recommendations for practices to put in place before, during, and after a meeting, there are also suggestions to address common meeting problems and a convenient set of best practices.
  • Transform Your Group into a Team External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 15-Jul-2015)
    “Professional learning communities don’t just happen,” states the author. Included in this straightforward, accessible document are National Staff Development Council-developed tools to develop a set of operating norms, and identify the stage that your team is presently operating in; based on Bruce Tuckman’s model of Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.
  • From Group to Team External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 15-Jul-2015)
    This article is focused on the role and the importance of a facilitator skilled at turning challenges into opportunities to develop a team’s cohesiveness. The 7 Stages of the Team Performance Model are described then discussed to provide guidance to facilitators seeking to strengthen group work and foster trust-building so that members work well as a unit in order to achieve a common goal.
  • Gather: The Art and Science of Effective Convening External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Posted 11-Feb-2015)
    This guidebook documents the skills, training, and competencies that go into a successful convening designed for convening planners and change agents interested in harnessing the potential of collective intelligence through in-person convening. Determine whether or not to host a convening; Clarify a purpose for the convening that shapes all other decisions; Build an effective team; Curate an experience; Ensure follow through for impact. A related video and companion materials External link opens in new window or tab. to this document are available.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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